The Illinois Municipal League’s 105 th Annual Conference will be held September 20-22, 2018. This Conference provides elected officials and staff three days of educational and networking opportunities that provides advantages to address issues facing our community.
There are 13 different tracks providing sessions for Clerks, Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, Risk Management and Round Table sessions to name a few. Continuing education classes for Open Meeting Acts (OMA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to ensure we are compliant with updates. I am proud to say the Village has never had a violation regarding these two acts. Also, there are 141 exhibitors in the Exhibition Hall to showcase the latest products, services and technologies.

I can tell you the challenges facing Round Lake are not unique to just us. I enjoy the opportunity to network with so many Mayors getting ideas and information to address those challenges.

I f you have any comments, questions or ideas you would like to see included in the e-newsletter, please email me at

                                                  Mayor Dan MacGillis
We Would Like Your Opinion!
The Village governments of Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, and Round Lake Park have contracted with the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University to conduct a survey of residents. The survey will determine residents’ opinions of Village government provided services and identify the highest priority service areas. The findings of the survey will help the Village governments plan for the future.
A random selection of households have been selected to participate in the survey. If your household receives the survey in the mail or via an email, please take a few minutes to complete it. Your responses to the survey are very important to us. Your responses will be confidential. All information provided will be reported in summary form only. No information will be reported that will identify individual survey respondents.

Thank you for your participation.
Route 120 and Wilson Road
The Village owns 57 acres at the southwest corner of Route 120 and Wilson Road. The Village purchased this land with the intent it would facilitate commercial development. After a proposed development fell through, the Village continued to look for ways to attract development. Starting in September CDHS, LLC will be leasing the property and filling the property, conducting a concrete recycling and composting operation on site. The north half of the property will be filled with clean fill to provide a level site for future commercial development. The south half of the site will preserve the existing wetlands on site and add a storm water retention pond. At the end of the lease, the land will be more attractive to developers as the site will be buildable, have some landscaping and storm water infrastructure in place.
Village Board Approves New Catholic Charities Community Center
The Village and greater community will soon benefit from Catholic Charities offering more services for seniors and those in need. 

The Catholic Charities development had a lot of public interest and all in attendance at the Planning Commission and the Village Board meetings had the opportunity to hear the presentation and provide comments. Based on Public input the Plan Commission added conditions to their recommendation of approval to enhance the development for the betterment of the community.

The mission of Catholic Charities “is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.” The services provided at the Round Lake location may include: space for group activities, social support, public information, recreation, senior services, counseling, food pantry, clothing room, office space and dining space. For more information on Catholic Charities or to utilize their services visit  
Open Burning Rules
Autumn is right around the corner! As a reminder, the burning of leaves, twigs, and vegetation is allowed between 8:00 am and sunset with these conditions:
  • is limited to leaves and twigs generated from vegetation on the property. 
  • is conducted so as not to cause a hazard to structures or neighboring property. 
  • shall not be done in conditions of high winds, drought, or other conditions creating a hazardous environment.
  • such burning must be attended by a person at least 16 years of age. 
  • shall not be allowed on any public right-of-way. 
Village Audit
Per the Governmental Account Audit Act, 50 ILCS 310/2, the Village of Round Lake is required to have an audit performed by a licensed public accountant. As such, the Village’s auditors were onsite the week of August 27 – 31 performing their annual review of the Village finances. During the process, they review the financial activities of the Village during the previous fiscal year and ultimately create the Village’s financial statements. Each year they review internal controls, the recording of revenues and expenses, analyze infrastructure projects, debt, and the pension program. The auditor’s completed their time at the Village early and staff was not made aware of any significant findings or deficiencies. 
Citizen's Police Academy
Learn the exciting, yet challenging world of law enforcement during a 10-week citizen police academy.

The Round Lake Police Department will continue to accept applications for their citizen police academy starting September 13, 2018.

To learn more about the program or to complete an application visit, Round Lake Citizen Police Academy .
Code Enforcement FAQ's
Q) If I put my bags of landscape waste at the curb will the Village send someone out to pick it up?
A) Residents are responsible for properly disposing of their landscape waste. Please contact Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696 for more information. The Village does not provide any type of pick-up services for landscape waste or refuse.

Q) Can you run a business out of your home in Round Lake?
A) There are a number of requirements that must be followed for the business to be approved. Please see the Village website to view the application and Village code for requirements.

Q) The tree in the parkway is dead, can I remove it?
A) The Village of Round Lake maintains an Urban Forest Management Program meant to provide guidelines for the care and maintenance of the nearly 6,000 Village owned trees, including parkway trees, throughout Round Lake. This plan also lays out goals and approaches for tree trimming, tree removals and tree replacements. The plan was updated in August of 2017 to better address parkway tree re-planting work.

Residents are allowed to replant a tree in the parkway as long as they file a permit with the Community Development Department and chose a tree from the list of approved species . No permit fee will be assessed for parkway tree planting. Any tree removal, even on private property, does require a tree removal permit from the Community Development Department, prior to removal. 
Additional News & Updates
Thank you to everyone that came out and supported National Night Out on August 7th. It was a fun night for all involved and we enjoyed interacting with everyone. Huge thanks are due all around!

A special thank you to our Chief of Police Mike Gillette and Round Lake Police Department staff for all of their hard work!
Congratulations Officer Robinson who was honored at the Walk Like MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) 5k event on August 5th for being one of four top DUI enforcement Officers of Lake County! Officer Robinson worked hard to remove 27 impaired drivers off the road in 2016! His passion and diligence helps keep the streets of Round Lake safe. Great work Officer Robinson!!
Congratulations! Kevin Amann just celebrated his 10th anniversary with the Public Works Department. Congratulations to Kevin and we thank him for his service and dedication!                    
Below is a list of several Round Lake Area Park District events to check out in the month of September!

Historical Tour on Round Lake - Spend the morning riding around the lake, making stops along the way to various scenic spots to learn more about the past, present and future of Round Lake.

When : 9.15.18
Where: Lakefront Park, 1019 N. Lake Shore Dr., Round Lake Beach
Family Fishing Event - Come out to Round Lake for the 6th Annual Family Fishing Event sponsored by the Round Lake Area Park District and the Huebner Fishery Management Foundation!

When: 9.22.18
Where: Lakefront Park, 1019 N. Lake Shore Dr., Round Lake Beach
Autumn Round Lake Clean Up - After a busy season on the water from fishing, swimming, and boating, sometimes things are left behind. It's the dedication of volunteer residents and scouts alike that help make Round Lake clean and enjoyable! Volunteers of all ages and skills are welcome.

When : 9.23.18
Where: Lakefront Park, 1019 N. Lake Shore Dr., Round Lake Beach
Wild Animals ... .w ith fall coming wild animals may begin looking for places to spend the winter. If you have an animal problem please contact the Lake County Animal Department at 847-949-9925.
Village Officials
Dan MacGillis, Mayor
 Debbie Perlini, Village Clerk
Charlie Foy, Henry Frye Jr., Russell Kraly,
Don Newby, Sanjay Patel, Jake Mandelman